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Definitiondried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; or very thirsty
- In the morning I went to the court; my lips and throat were parched.Chapter 8 (50% in)
- I feel yet parched with horror, nor can I reflect on that terrible moment without shuddering and agony.Chapter 21 (21% in)
- I attempted to accompany them and proceeded a short distance from the house, but my head whirled round, my steps were like those of a drunken man, I fell at last in a state of utter exhaustion; a film covered my eyes, and my skin was parched with the heat of fever.Chapter 23 (37% in)
- Often, when all was dry, the heavens cloudless, and I was parched by thirst, a slight cloud would bedim the sky, shed the few drops that revived me, and vanish.Chapter 24 (12% in)
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